WIP update: Just topped 17,000 words and am getting to the heart of Chapter 5. Strangely, writing feels easier now that the two MCs (main characters) are split up. Not sure what exactly that means yet, but I do think it means something. I guess I’ll address it in the revisions. (That’s my new motto for everything, haha: fix it later!)

To make the most of today, my last Friday of not working (at least for a while), I’m in Houston visiting my parents for the weekend. Trying hard to relax, and to get a lot of writing in. Because next week, the real chaos begins. (Carpets cleaned, locks re-keyed, alarm system upgraded, FURNITURE AND ALL OUR JUNK MOVED IN, unpacking, re-adjusting. Oy.) A workplace move really cures you of wanting to look for houses, by the way. I’ve started to think Andy and I could live in our condo forever.

Anyhoot, I’m off to read and write and relax (and go to the rodeo! yeehaw!) but first, a video. Those of you who follow me on Twitter may have already seen this, but it really is worth seeing again, particularly if you’re into reading or you’re aspiring to be part of the publishing industry.

19 responses to “The end of publishing? Think again.”

  1. Sonja Avatar

    I did read The Future of Publishing before because of your tweet. I’m very impressed with its cleverness.

    Enjoy Houston! My mother-in-law lived there for about 5 years, I think, and we visited her there a couple times. What I remember most strongly is all the billboards for Christian churches. You see a church billboard every now and again here in the Philadelphia area, but it seems like at least half of the billboards in the Houston area were for churches. Or guns. I really felt like I belonged. :P

    Good luck keeping up with your word goals! And have fun at the rodeo!
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  2. Kitty Avatar

    Have fun at the rodeo! I love those. Take lots and lots of pictures!
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  3. T. H. Mafi Avatar

    WOW. WOW.

    that clip was amazing.

    how cool.

    thanks so much for sharing!

  4. Kimberly Franklin Avatar

    Dang it! I can’t watch videos at work!!! So, I’ll watch it when I get home. : (

    But your new motto seriously had made me LOL! I need to adopt your motto, I think. Because I’m afraid if I don’t, I might never get anything done! : )

    Have a great weekend in Texas!! : D

  5. Kristan Avatar

    Oh the billboards in TX are nothing compared to the billboards in OH. The Texas mega-churches are pretty impressive, though. I mean, I wonder how many needy children they could feed with all the money they spent on their buildings…

    We sit up in the press boxes, which are (surprisingly) NOT good for photos, unfortunately. But if we walk around the livestock I’ll definitely try to get some shots!

    T.H. Mafi-
    I KNOW, RIGHT?! Glad you enjoyed it!

    DEFINITELY watch it. And yay for TX! :)

  6. Sarah Avatar

    That video was cool. 17,000 words! brilliant!
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  7. Kimberly Franklin Avatar

    That is so cool! Thanks for sharing. : )
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  8. Jon Avatar

    My mind was officially blown by that video. I wish everything was like that. You would get a rejection letter and then suddenly, turn it upside down, and it would actually be a long letter praising your work…Oh well!
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  9. Kristan Avatar

    HAHA that would be AWESOME!

  10. Trisha Avatar

    Hey! You’re in Houston? Any chance you could load up the photos of us from Vegas? Dad can’t seem to.

    Thank you!

  11. Kristan Avatar

    Yup, that’s on my to-do list!

  12. murr brewster Avatar

    Do you know pretty much what’s going to happen? I just cleared 10,000 words on my first novel and I know how it’s going to end and two or three things in the middle but there is some SERIOUS figuring out to do. I can’t wait to read my next chapter so I can, uh, find out what happens.
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  13. Kristan Avatar

    Oh yeah, I outlined like whoa. My first time. Wrote about that decision and process here: http://kristanhoffman.com/2010/01/19/last-week-i-drove-to-mexico-without-a-map/

  14. Trisha Avatar

    Cool! Thanks. Sendpace? Never heard of it.

  15. Trisha Avatar

    Okay, I have one more favors to ask. Dad said he has Grandma Pauline’s calendar with all the dates for the family on it. Any chance you could share those with all? I would so appreciate it!

  16. Kristan Avatar

    Glad you got them!

    Um, no idea what calendar you mean, but I’m back in Cincinnati already so I’ll have to ask him about that next time!

  17. Rebecca @ Diary of a Virgin Novelist Avatar

    I hope you had a great weekend of writing!
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  18. Angie Avatar

    finally watched that clip, wow! And then I watched the Lost Generation one. Genius!

  19. Brian Avatar

    Seems your writing is all the same, lacking originality.